Conspirator (Foreigner, No. 10)
C. J. Cherryh
First in a brand-new Foreigner trilogy from Hugo Award winning author C. J. Cherryh. Cajeiri is the young son of the powerful leader of the Western Association-and he has become a target for forces bent on destroying his father's rule. For Cajeiri is the first ateva youth to have lived in a human environment. And after hundreds of years of fragile atevi-human coexistence, he may very well be the first of his people to ever truly understand the so similar-yet so dangerously different-aliens who share his home planet and threaten the hidebound customs of his race.

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  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Series

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Disparate to the first few arcs of C. J. Cherryh's Foreigner series, which focused on the establishment of human-alien relations planet, the Conspirator commences the third arc, which instead discourses on the escalating regional fracas in the alien atevi culture. In previous arcs, it has been revealed that the humans on the atevi planet are descendants of those on an astray starship suffering systems failure.

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The book Conspirator is based on an alien planet dominated by a species called the atevi. There are events already in motion when the book opens, events like political intrigue, attempted coups, and attacks on the atevi seat of government, the Bujavid. Tabini-aiji, and his son Cajeiri and paidhi, Bren Cameron, have survived the coup and have returned to the Bujavid. But regaining control after rebellion is no easy task, and this coupled with the escape of Tabini's son provides a tense opening for the book.

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